Temilade Openiyi, the Grammy-winning singer, who is popularly known as Tems, has recognized her compatriot, Asake, and buzzing South African singer Tyla as her preferred African artists at the moment.
The Oscar-nominated diva spoke on the red carpet of the Time100 Next Gala in New York recently.
The interviewer asked: “Who are your favourite African artists right now?”
Tems responded: “My favourite African artists right now are Asake and Tyla.”
She was part of those honoured at the 2023 Time100 Next event. She was named as a next-gen voice.
The ‘Essence’ crooner was not the only Nigerian who made the 2023 Time100 Next list. The CEO of health start-up, Cityblock Health, Dr. Toyin Ajayi, and tech founder, Wemimo Abbey, made the list alongside co-founder Samir Goel, for their startup, Esusu.